With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Anwen Williams on January 12, 2021 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. She was 72 years of age.
Anwen (known to most as Annie) was born within the town walls of Conwy North Wales to Muriel and Samuel Davies. In 1973, she and her husband, Mike, together with their young children Martin and Julie, moved to Calgary, AB to start a new life. They relocated to Fernie, BC in 1975. Annie worked for many years at Fernie Quality Bakery where staff was like family and she became a fixture for town residents. She studied business at East Kootenay College, but found her calling as a Long Term Care Aid after briefly moving back to Wales in 1999. She moved back to the Pass in 2001 and began working in Extended Care at the Crowsnest Pass Hospital. She was known for her no nonsense attitude, but also for her compassion and humour. She loved the residents whom she cared for and found lasting friendships in the staff.
Annie volunteered with York Creek Seniors Housing and was crucial in fundraising for the new Seniors Bus. She was an avid knitter, donating items to the Tuck shop, of which she was also the Treasurer, and knitting items from socks to sweaters for anyone who asked. She loved the beach and reading crime novels, as well as watching the next NASCAR race or the Seahawks play.
She was predeceased by her parents, Muriel and Samuel; her sister, Valmai; and her brother, David. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her children, Bethan, Marty, and Julie, and her grandchildren, Emily, Henry, Callum, Griffith, Rhys and Ryan.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, Annie has requested that memorial donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). The family would like to thank Dr. Rogers and the staff at the Crowsnest Health Care Center for all the love and care they showed our mother during her illness. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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